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Hot Type: Michael Turner gets hardcore... sorta

Hot Type hosts literary giants, first-time writers and authors of all stripes as it explores issues and ideas in the print world and beyond. As host since the show's 1998 debut, Evan Solomon interviews literary heavyweights like J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Roddy Doyle and Margaret Atwood, as well as a puppeteer, a female wrestler and an Apollo astronaut. This Gemini Award-winning show has been a mainstay on CBC Newsworld for more than a decade. The CBC Digital Archives features fascinating and engaging interviews from Hot Type's second season (1999-2000).

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In one of Hot Type's more intimate interviews, Canadian writer Michael Turner strips off and jumps into bed to discuss his new book, The Pornographer''s Poem, a coming-of-age tale set in 1970s Vancouver. In this interview, the Hard Core Logo author argues that pornography deserves more credit as a valid art form - all the while enduring a deadpan interrogation from host Evan Solomon. 
The Pornographer's Poem won the 1999 Ethel Wilson Prize for Fiction, an award for the best work of fiction by an author in British Columbia or the Yukon.

• Michael Turner also won a Genie Award in 1996 for penning the song Who The Hell Do You Think You Are? for the film version of Hard Core Logo.
Medium: Television
Program: Hot Type
Broadcast Date: Oct. 22, 1999
Guest(s): Michael Turner
Host: Evan Solomon
Duration: 17:58

Last updated: June 7, 2013

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